Hope Valley Traditional


Sometimes I find the most dramatic house transformations take place by making seemingly minor changes. This traditional home in the Hope Valley Country Club neighborhood was lovely to start, but the color scheme was lacking and the spaces needed some serious editing.


The way we live in our homes with our families is often not conducive to presenting a home for sale in the market. This is where we are able to breathe fresh life to a home to get it sold fast! Here, we lightened the interior palette, incorporated some unexpected lighting fixtures – a bold choice for a traditional space – and changed out all the door hardware to a warm, oil-rubbed bronze.


To further emphasize the pop of this new vision, we removed all the unnecessary furniture and accessories. We left the right pieces to create a polished, welcoming space and left enough room for the new owner to envision the home as their own.

Ironwoods Transitional


When sellers have lived in a home for a long time, it’s difficult for them to see their home as anything other than their home. Sellers are often unaware of this concept, but it is by far the most important piece of a successful staging project. Being able to depersonalize space for a potential buyer while simultaneously making it feel warm and inviting is a balancing act, particularly if the sellers are still living in the home!


In the case of this transitional home in the Ironwoods neighborhood in Chapel Hill, the sellers had already found another home so it was a perfect opportunity to make some significant updates without inconveniencing them. Once they moved out, we got to work! We painted the entire interior, refinished all the hardwood floors, changed out every light fixture in the home, added a subway tile backsplash in the kitchen, new carpet in the bedrooms, and custom vanities in all the bathrooms. Finally, we brought in tailored staging furniture and accessories to give it a comfortable, spacious look that appealed to a broad audience of buyers – without sacrificing the sentiments of the sellers!

Somerset Contemporary


This home in Somerset had been loved and lived in without many aesthetic changes since the time it was built in 1980. Buyers often struggle with understanding what little things can be done to update a home dramatically. Oftentimes, it doesn’t take much money or effort to create a noticable difference! Welcome to the basic home facelift.

The magic always starts with new paint, inside and out. We added a lovely tile backsplash in the kitchen, then updated lighting and plumbing fixtures throughout. A clean yard established a fantastic and fresh curb appeal and we rounded out the edges with some cool, modern staging furniture and accessories. Welcoming the home to the 21st Century, we also welcomed multiple offers the first week on the market. Mission accomplished!